Now described as a celebrity homemaker thanks to her recent interests in cooking, baking, and decorations, Blake Lively looks to be heading towards a different direction in life after having made a name for herself as an actress and model. The Gossip Girl actress, who came from a family of entertainers, has in recent time begun to follow the footsteps of her idols Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson. That notwithstanding, she still continues to take on a number of acting roles from time to time. Read on to find out more about her Blake Lively’s age, her origin, career, and other interesting facts below.
Where is Blake Lively From and How Old is She?
On the 25th of August, 1987, in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, Blake Lively was born as Blake Ellender Brown. She is the daughter of Elaine (née McAlpin) and Ernie Lively (né Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.) who named her after her grandmother’s brother. She has a total of four siblings; one from both her parents and three from her mother’s previous marriage.
While growing up, Lively spent a lot of time watching her parents teach aspiring actors how to act as they always opted to take their daughter with them instead of leaving her at home in the care of a babysitter. Later on in life, the actress sites this experience as what helped her gain the confidence to pursue a career in front of the camera as she had unconsciously acquired the necessary skills at a young age even though she was not particularly interested in the profession.
At the age of 10, Blake Lively made her acting debut in a bit-part role in the film Sandman (1998) which was directed by her father. She went on to attend Burbank High School where she was a member of the championship choir, a cheerleader, and also class president. Thanks to the help of her older brother Eric, she was able to land the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) which she filmed in between her junior and senior high school year. Her performance as Bridget, one of the four female leads in the film, earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination in the category of Choice Movie Breakout – Female.
Seeing that she was really talented in acting, Blake Lively postponed her plans of attending Stanford University to pursue her acting career. In 2006, she starred in Accepted as Monica Moreland and Simon Says as Jenny before playing one of the two title characters in Elvis and Anabelle (2007), a role that many consider as her breakthrough one.
In late 2007, at age 20, Blake Lively landed her career-defining role of Serena van der Woodsen in the teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007-2012). It is said that she almost turned the role down in order to eventually attend college but was told that she could attend school part-time while filming the show. This, however, did not turn out to be the case as she has been unable to complete her education. In consolation, her appearance on the show brought her wide acclaim as she has won a number of awards for her performance.
While on Gossip Girl, Blake Lively was able to reprise her role as Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) and further appear as Gabrielle DiMarco in the romantic comedy New York, I Love You (2009), as Kristina “Kris” Coughlin in the crime thriller film The Town (2010), and as Carol Ferris in the superhero film Green Lantern (2011).
In recent times, the actress has appeared in films like The Age of Adaline (2015) opposite Harrison Ford, The Shallows (2016), and A Simple Favor (2018) alongside Anna Kendrick.
How Tall is She?
Blake Lively is quite tall for a female, a fact that is evident when she stands side by side with her husband Ryan Reynolds who has a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm). The actress is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and has a bodyweight of 63 kg (139 pounds). She has been able to maintain her body which has measurements of 35-28-36 inches (89-71-91.5 cm) by following a healthy eating regimen and training regularly with some of the most sort-after celebrity trainers. Her other notable features include a pair of blue eyes, blonde hair, and a beauty mark underneath her right eye.